I am feeling anxious these days.
I think that’s ok.
I meditate. I read the cards. I pray.
All of these practices give me comfort and inspiration and hope.
I think I’m doing ok.
But, I still get anxious. I feel fear. I worry about my loved ones. I worry about my financial situation. I pick up on the fear and anxiety that is all around us, and I feel that, too.
I see people expressing similar feelings to mine on social media. I notice that sometimes other people respond to or comment on these sentiments by sharing how fine they are. Actually, they feel so at peace right now, and so connected with nature. They feel that this is a reset, that the earth is re-balancing herself, and it is a beautiful thing. They hope that their words will inspire and help everyone else to feel better.
I am so glad for the people who truly feel this way.
Not always, but in some cases however, this feels to me like a subtle kind of shaming.
Why aren’t you enlightened? Why aren’t you embracing this time of transformation and ascending to a higher plane of existence? Why don’t you trust in the universe and just know that everything is going to be ok? You should do what I do or practice what I practice so that you can feel this way, too.
I agree that it is important to be hopeful, grounded and filled with light during this challenging time.
It won’t do yourself or anyone else any good to remain in a constant state of adrenaline and fear. We’ve got to keep our sense of humour and make feeling good as much as possible a priority.
I also agree that Mother Nature is mad as hell, for good reason, but she also loves us and has compassion for us.
I also feel that this is an opportunity for us to transform ourselves personally and as a society. We can see that we are all connected, we need to support each other and work together, during times of crisis and times of peace.
But, I still think it is completely natural and quite justified to feel anxious during these world-changing circumstances.
Let’s support and encourage each other. Maybe it is ok to just feel how you feel, and to roll with those feelings.
Ask people how you can help them, and what they might need from you, without making them feel worse than they already do.
Ask for help when you need it. Don’t feel ashamed when you need it.
We’re all on a roller coaster ride here. Sometimes we’ll feel wonderful, full of love and faith and joy. Sometimes we’ll feel fear and sadness, sleeplessness and overwhelm. Let’s give ourselves space to feel what we feel, with awareness and presence.
Aim for serenity, peace and trust. Forgive the anxiety and uncertainty.
And yes, everything is going to be ok, in the end.